Barratt Impulsiveness Scale Version 11 (BIS-11) Survey Responses, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA (ICPSR 35007)

Published: Feb 11, 2014

Principal Investigator(s):
Christopher Coutlee, Duke University. Department of Psychology and Neuroscience; Scott Huettel, Duke University. Department of Psychology and Neuroscience; Rick Hoyle, Duke University. Department of Psychology and Neuroscience; Cary Politzer, Duke University. Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35007.v1

Version V1

Impulsiveness is a personality trait that reflects an urge to act spontaneously, without thinking or planning ahead for the consequences of your actions. High impulsiveness is characteristic of a variety of problematic behaviors including attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, excessive gambling, risk-taking, drug use, and alcoholism. Researchers studying attention and self-control often assess impulsiveness using personality questionnaires, notably the common Barratt Impulsiveness Scale version 11 (BIS-11; last revised in 1995). Advances in techniques for producing personality questionnaires over the last 20 years prompted us to revise and improve the BIS-11. We sought to make the revised scale shorter -- so that it would be quicker to administer -- and better matched to current behaviors. We analyzed responses from 1549 adults who took the BIS-11 questionnaire. Using a statistical technique called factor analysis, we eliminated 17 questions that did a poor job of measuring the three major types of impulsiveness identified by the scale: inattention, spontaneous action, and lack of planning. We constructed our ABbreviated Impulsiveness Scale (ABIS) using the remaining 13 questions. We showed that the ABIS performed well when administered to additional groups of 657 and 285 adults. Finally, we showed expected relationships between the ABIS and other personality measurements related to impulsiveness, and showed that the ABIS can help predict alcohol consumption. We present the ABIS as a useful and efficient tool for researchers interested in measuring impulsive personality.

Coutlee, Christopher, Huettel, Scott, Hoyle, Rick, and Politzer, Cary. Barratt Impulsiveness Scale Version 11 (BIS-11) Survey Responses, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-02-11. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35007.v1

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